Remedy Finding A

Sources: Papers On Health

It will sometimes occur, in the case of those

endeavouring to cure on our system of treatment, that on applying what

is thought to be the correct remedy, the trouble becomes worse. For

example, where there are violent pains in the legs, a bran poultice is

put on the lower back, and it is rubbed with oil. The pains become

worse instead of better, and perhaps our whole system is abandoned and

condemned. Now, all that is required here is to think and try until we

find the true remedy. If the pain in the legs is rheumatic, the hot

poultice is all right. If it has been cramp, what is needed is a cold

cloth on the lower back, instead of heat. In the example above given,

what is needed is not to abandon the treatment, but to rectify the

mistake, and apply cold instead of heat. In a great many forms of

illness the same principle holds good. It is safer, where there is any

doubt, to try heat first, but not in a very strong manner. If this

gentle heating makes matters worse, gentle cooling may be tried. If the

heat does good, it may be continued and increased, but never beyond the

point of comfort. If the cold does good, it also may be continued on

the same principle. What the patient feels relieving and comforting, is

almost sure to be the cure for his trouble, if persisted in. See

Changing Treatment.